“WHY DID YOU CHOOSΞ TO STUDY THIS DΞGЯΞΞ?”
This is a popular interview question asked at interviews
This may be straight forward to answer to most, but we wanted you to know that this is a key interview question where the interviewer are looking for indicators and motives for your reasonings as to why you decided to choose this particular degree path.
These indicators are:
- Do you have a clear view on what you want in the future?
- Does your degree align with career plans and goals?
There are 3 usual categories that a graduate may fall into when responding to this question
LIFΞLONG CΛЯΞΞЯ CHOICΞ
Some of you know the reasons why you chose your degree and it’s about having a clear picture of where it will hopefully lead you
Just remember it is important to demonstrate your assurance and passion in your area of expertise.
A helpful tip is ensuring that you add that a career within this industry is a natural progression, to build upon your experience and knowledge to the next level.
GΞNΞЯΛL DΞGЯΞΞ TO KΞΞP YOUЯ CΛЯΞΞЯ OPTIONS OPΞN
Some of you may have a more generalist approach that best suited you towards your course choice. You selected your degree on the basis that it would provide you with a good academic platform for a variety of potential career options.
But some of you could just be unsure why you picked your degree, it may of felt right at the time but looking back at the time you enjoyed the subject areas and whilst it may not be directly focused to your career choice now you’ve adapted and found that there are a lot of transferable skills, experience and knowledge that will enable you to transition into this role.
Remember: Practice, Prep and Prepare responses to potential interview questions.